Elovitz / O’Nan, LLC
Providing legal representation for families in Metropolitan Atlanta through representation in divorce, custody, & other domestic relations actions and by representing the interests of children in dependency and custody actions and mediating complex domestic relations cases

Rachel A. Elovitz Esq.

Rachel A. Elovitz Esq.

Atlanta, Georgia

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Original and Modification of Custody Actions
  • Paternity and Legitimation
  • Contempt
  • Modifications of Custody, Alimony, Child Support
  • Third Party Custody and Grandparent Visitation
  • Mediation
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Child Advocacy (Dependency)

Bar Admissions

  • Superior Courts of the State of Georgia, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, 1999
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2002


  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1995
  • The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. - 1988
    • Major: Psychology
    • Minor: Philosophy

Published Works

  • Past Editorial Board Member, DeKalb Bar Association News
  • Past Editorial Board Member, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Past Associate Editor, The Family Lawyer
  • Jurisprudential Diaries: The Bill of Rights: The DeKalb Bar Association News, October 2010
  • A Nation Divided: The Role Lawyers Should Play In Its Healing: The DeKalb Bar Association News, March 2010
  • Ask the Barrister: Stepparent Adoptions and Parental Consent: The DeKalb Bar Association News, February 2010
  • A New Juvenile Code: The Purpose and Status of Senate Bill 292: A Statewide Coalition Garners Bipartisan Support, The DeKalb Bar Association News, December 2009
  • Ask the Barrister: When is a Strip Search Legal in High School: The DeKalb Bar Association News, November 2009
  • Ask the Barrister: Is Civility Incompatible with Advocacy, The DeKalb Bar Association News, October 2009
  • What Tort Reform Means to Georgians; The DeKalb Bar Association News, October 2009
  • Ask the Barrister: How on Earth Does One Prove A Hypothetical, The DeKalb Bar Association News, September 2009
  • Life, Property, and Quasi-Liberty, The DeKalb Bar Association News, January 2009
  • The Evolution of Antediluvian Law: Family Immunity in Tort, The DeKalb Bar Association News, December 2008
  • A More Urbane Style: A Plea for Plainly Written Pleadings, The DeKalb Bar Association News, March 2008
  • Are We Witnessing The Erosion Of Georgia’s Separate Property Distinction, The Georgia Bar Journal, August 2007
  • Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Reaching New Pro Bono Heights and Climbing to Greatness, DeKalb Bar Association News, April 2007
  • Emotions Soar Over Georgia’s New Child Support Guidelines, DeKalb Bar Association News, February 2006
  • DeKalb Declares War on Truancy, DeKalb Bar Association News, January 2006
  • Children Are Denied the Same Legal Protection Adults, DeKalb Bar Association News, December 2005
  • A Miscarriage of Juvenile Justice: The Implications of Trying Adolescent Offenders in Superior Court, DeKalb Bar Association News, November 2005
  • Chief Justice Leah Sears: A Profile of Georgia’s First Lady, The Atlanta Lawyer, July 2005
  • Do Your Homework Before Seeking To Remove or Discredit An Expert, The Family Lawyer, June 2005
  • Another Kind of Child Abuse, The Family Lawyer, November 2002
  • When Civil Turns Criminal, The Family Lawyer, October 2002
  • When Therapy Should Be Considered: An Interview with Dr. Elizabeth King, The Family Lawyer, February 2002
  • Beyond the Call, The Family Lawyer, September 2001

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA’s) 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction, 2018
  • Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Recognized by National Association of Distinguished Counsel (Nation’s Top One Percent), 2018
  • AV Rated with Martindale Hubbell, 2018
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel, Top 10 Best Attorney, Client Satisfaction, 2018
  • Accepted into Marquis Who's Who in the World (Top 3% of Professionals in the World), 2018
  • Lead Counsel in Family Law Since 2015
  • Best of Atlanta, 2012
  • Recipient, Certificate for Outstanding Public Service in Providing Legal Representation to Low Income Citizens of Georgia, The Pro Bono Project of the State Bar of Georgia, 2007 - Present
  • Short-List Nomination, DeKalb County Juvenile Court Bench, 2005 - Present
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll, State Bar of Georgia, 2003 - 2005
  • Recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in family law
  • Our firm was featured in Attorney at Law Magazine: http://digitaleditions.walsworthprintgroup.com/publication/?i=284188&article_id=2344165&view=articleBrowser&ver=html5#{%22issue_id%22:284188,%22view%22:%22articleBrowser%22,%22article

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Counsel for Children, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, Registered Neutral, 2010 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Rules Committee, Fulton County Family Division, Original Member, 1997
  • Georgia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Child Advocacy Section, Dispute Resolution Section, Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Lifetime Fellow
  • American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, Member
  • National Association of Counsel for Children, Member
  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, Member
  • DeKalb County Dispute Resolution Center, Neutral
  • Fulton County Alternate Dispute Resolution Program, Neutral

Pro Bono Activities

  • Silver Level Sponsor, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia – May 22-24, 2014
  • Committee Member, 2009 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Annual Taste of the Highlands
  • Committee Member, 2008 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Annual Taste of the Highlands
  • Patron Sponsor, 2007 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta John’s Creek Derby Day Event
  • Sponsor, 2007 Annual Bench & Bar Dinner and Reception Honoring DeKalb Judiciary

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